In April this year the Rural Development and Land Reform Parliamentary Committee was briefed by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) on its Annual Performance Plan for 2016 – 2017, with the Deputy Minister in attendance.

One of the important medium term strategic framework priorities was the growth of sustainable rural enterprises and industries, characterised by strong rural-urban linkages, increased investment in agro-processing, trade development and access to markets and financial services, resulting in rural job creation.

Departmental key performance areas to receive attention for this year were the roll out of the agri parks programme across 44 district municipalities for food production, design and construction of new infrastructure, the speeding up of labour tenants’ applications, especially in

Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, the acquisition and allocation of land to smallholder farmers, including the roll-out of the ‘one household, one hectare’; and scaling up the implementation of the programme on Strengthening of Relative Rights (SRR) of people working on the land (50/50 policy framework).

Read the minutes of this meeting and download all supporting documents by following the link


Join the conversation and share your thoughts on DRDLR’s 2016/17 Strategic and Annual Performance Plans.